Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

Thick hazy smoke

Brilliantly clear overhead. Thick smoky haze lying over ice. Light biting air from N.E. Min. during night -43°, at starting -32°.
    Left camp 10- a.m. + came on at a good clip till 4- p.m. when came on Captain in camp stopped by a wide lead. Dense black water sky N.W., N, N.E. (the source of all the haze).
    Build our igloos some 100 yards from Captain's.
    Going much better than previous 2 days; nearly direct + plenty large floes + recent ice. (12 miles).    

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